All Technology articles – Page 6

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    Autonomous bus trial planned for Edinburgh


    UK: Passenger-carrying trials of full-sized autonomous buses is due to take place in Edinburgh from 2020. Government research funding body Innovate UK is contributing £4·4m towards the project, with additional funding coming from operator Stagecoach East Scotland, Transport Scotland, bus manufacturer Alexander Dennis, technology company Fusion Processing and mobility ...

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    Mobile ITSO-compatible ticketing on test in Birmingham


    UK: Transport for West Midlands is trialling mobile ticketing using the UK’s ITSO interoperable specification on the West Midlands Metro tram network. The pilot project is funded by the Midlands Connect regional partnership as part of its smart ticketing programme. It is initially available for up to 500 users, ...

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    Driverless shuttle trial in Rennes


    FRANCE: A driverless shuttle trial started on the Beaulieu campus of Université de Rennes 1 on November 15 and will run until June. Two autonomous shuttles supplied by Navya are running on a 1·3 km route, which is shared with road vehicles and pedestrians. Services operate on weekdays and ...

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    Autonomous vehicle research centre to be set up in Singapore


    SINGAPORE: Continental and EasyMile have signed a memorandum of understanding to form a research and development team based in Singapore to work on autonomous vehicles. The team’s work would focus on developing perception and deep learning technology, with the eventual aim of testing an autonomous vehicle in the city. ...

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    Mobile ticketing is coming to Madrid


    SPAIN: Bus operator EMT Madrid plans to launch a 12-month mobile ticketing pilot on its Airport Express bus route from the first quarter of 2019. The ticketing app will be based on Masabi’s Justride software platform and will use Mastercard payment technology. Santander will act as the acquiring bank ...

  • Future Designs developed three types of bespoke lighting unit for Elizabeth Line stations.
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    Powerful LED lights to illuminate Elizabeth Line stations


    UK: Office lighting specialist Future Designs has designed and supplied three types of bespoke lighting units to illuminate the passenger areas of stations on the underground section of London’s future Elizabeth Line. The lighting concept for the station concourse, escalator and platform areas aims to emphasise the spatial envelope rather ...

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    Australian automated transport inquiry begins


    AUSTRALIA: The Infrastructure, Transport & Cities Committee of the House of Representatives has commenced an inquiry into automated mass transit. Submissions are open until December 7. The inquiry focuses on developments in automation and new energy sources such as electricity and hydrogen. ‘International experience of automated metro systems ...

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    Graz selects ZF condition monitoring system


    AUSTRIA: Following a successful pilot project, municipal transport operator Graz Linien has decided to equip its tram network with track and wheel condition monitoring and digital fleet management technology from ZF. Sensors on the trams will provide early warning of potential track defects, while the ZF Smart Typeplate will enable ...

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    The right information to the right people at the right time


    FINLAND: Helsinki transport operator HKL is to deploy Teleste’s S-Aware situational awareness platform to support decision making when to complex or critical incidents occur on the capital’s metro network. The contract is worth more than €2m, with phased installation scheduled to start in 2019 for completion at the end of ...

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    Automating trolleybus inspection


    INSPECTION: Austrian company Kruch Railway Innovations has launched Trolleybus Checkpoint, which uses 3D laser scanning to automate the time consuming and potentailly damgerous daily inspection of the sliding contacts on trolley poles. Trolleybus Checkpoint provides information on whether contacts are damaged or worn and detects hairline cracks which are too ...

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    3D printed tram front end presented


    SPAIN: CAF subsidiary RL Components presented a tram front-end produced using additive manufacturing on October 24. The front-end fitted to an Urbos tram at Tranvía de Zaragoza’s depot was developed in partnership with CAF Digital & Design Solutions. Additive manufacturing, also known as 3D printing, enables the design ...

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    Air taxi trials to take place in Singapore


    SINGAPORE: Aerial vehicle developer Volocopter is to test its ‘multicopter’ taxis in Singapore next year. A series of tests in the second half of 2019 would validate and verify the ability of the company’s eVTOL vehicles to operate in the city’s urban environment. The tests would include passenger-carrying flights. ...

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    Automating payments for concessionary journeys


    UK: Fujitsu subsidiary Applied Card Technologies has launched an automated service designed to streamline the process of reimbursing transport operators for journeys made using transport authorities’ concessionary travel schemes. ACT said more than 12 million people in the UK receive free travel under government-funded concessionary travel schemes, with the transport ...

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    Bentley Systems acquires pedestrian simulation company


    LEGION: Bentley Systems has acquired London-based Legion, which develops software to model the interaction of pedestrians with each other and physical obstacles in spaces such as stations, streets, airports and sports arenas. Legion tools can be used with Bentley’s recently-announced OpenBuildings Station Designer software to model station users’ activities and ...

  • Siemens Mobility has made a 'substantial' investment in Padam, which provides white-label software-as-a-service for managing on-demand transport operations.
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    Siemens Mobility invests in on-demand transport software company


    PADAM: Siemens Mobility has made a 'substantial' investment in Padam, which provides white-label software-as-a-service for managing on-demand transport operations. Terms were not disclosed, and Padam will remain an independent and founder-led business. 'The investment in Padam represents our commitment to offering digital solutions that increase access to transportation information ...

  • Keolis and the City of Candiac launched what they say is the first long-term demonstration of an autonomous electric shuttle on public roads in Canada (Photo: Keolis).
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    Autonomous electric shuttle takes to the road


    CANADA: This month Keolis and the City of Candiac launched what they say is the first long-term demonstration of an autonomous electric shuttle on public roads in Canada. ‘We invite all public transit users and anyone who is curious or interested to come and try it now’, said Mayor ...

  • A mobile phone app is to be used to provide data for a survey of transport usage in the Minneapolis–St Paul Twin Cities region.
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    Mobile phone app to be used for passenger study


    USA: A mobile phone app is to be used to provide data for a survey of transport usage in the Minneapolis–St Paul Twin Cities region which being undertaken by the Metropolitan Council in partnership with the Minnesota and Wisconsin departments of transportation Between October 2018 and October 2019, a total ...

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    Contactless payment guidance published


    USA: Cross-industry body the US Payments Forum has published guidance developed by its Transit Contactless Open Payments Working Committee which is designed to assist transport agencies with the implementation of EMV contactless open payments. Transit Contactless Open Payments: Technical Solution for Pay As You Go is the second use ...

  • PSI Transcom is to expand the PSItraffic depot management system used by Hamburger Hochbahn (Photo: Hochbahn).
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    Depot management system expanded for electric bus fleet


    GERMANY: To support Hamburg transport operator Hamburger Hochbahn’s plans to replace 1 000 diesel buses with vehicles offering no emissions at the point of use, software company PSI Transcom is to expand the PSItraffic depot management system which is used to plan operations at six bus depots. The technology which ...

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    Vertical platform gates to be tested in Paris


    FRANCE: SNCF’s Transilien business unit is to test vertically-rising platform edge gates from South Korean technology company sTraffic at Vanves-Malakoff station in southern Paris. Under a contract awarded at the end of 2017, the gates are due to be installed by April 2019 for a one-year trial. sTraffic has set ...